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on that subject. [cheers and applause] the united states has to accept its full responsibility for leadership in american affairs. we are the backers and the people that organized and started the united nations. first started under that great democratic party. the league was sabotaged by the republicans in 1920 and we must see that the united nations continues a strong and growing body so we can have everlasting peace in the world. we removed the trade barriers in the world, which is the best message we can have for peace. we have started a program which means that u.s., china, and the far east. we have instituted programs, and i will tell you that all these things were done in a cooperative, bipartisan manner. the foreign relations committees in the senate and the house were taken in the full house, and don't let anyone tell you anything else. as i have said time and time again, foreign policy should be the policy of the whole nation and not a policy of one party or the other. partisanship should start at the edge, and i continue to preach that through this whole campaign. i'd like to say a
for president of the united states. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest, a champion for working americans and an inspiration to my daughters and yours, hillary roadham clinton. to president clinton. to president bill clinton, who made last nature the case for change as only he can make it. to ted kennedy, who embodies the spirit of service. and to the next vcht the united states, joe biden, -- vice president of the united states, joe biden, i thank you. [applause] [cheers and applause] i am grateful to finish this journey with one the finest statesmen of our time, a man at ease with everyone from world leaders to conductors on the am trak train he still takes home every night. to the love of my life, our next first lady, michelle obama. [cheers and applause] and to malia and sasha. i love you so much and i am so proud of you. [cheers and applause] four years ago i stood before you and told you my story, that the brief union of a young m
the united states of america. [cheers and applause] [audience chanting "usa!"] so i've got news for you, john mccain. we all put our country first. america, our work will not be easy. the challenges we face require tough choices, and democrats as well as republicans will need to cast off the worn-out ideas and politics of the past. for part of what has been lost these past eight years can't just be measured by lost wages or bigger trade deficits. what has also been lost is our sense of common purpose - our sense of higher purpose. and that's what we have to restore. we may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country. [cheers and applause] the reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural ohio than for those plagued by gang-violence in cleveland, but don't tell me we can't uphold the second amendment while keeping ak-47s out of the hands of criminals. [cheers and applause] i know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the
pledge that if i become the president of the united states, america will keep its defenses alert and fully sufficient to meet any danger. [cheers and applause] we will do that not only for ourselves but for those who deserve and need the shield of our strength. our old allies in europe and elsewhere, including the people of israel who will always have our help to hold their promise land. [cheers and applause] and let i believe that every man and woman in this convention hall knows that for 30 years we have been so absorbed with fear and danger from abroad that we have permitted our own house to fall into disarray. we must now show that peace and prosperity can exist side-by-side. indeed, each now depends on the existence of the other. national strength includes the credibility of our system in the eyes of our own people as well as the credibility of our deterrents in the eyes of others abroad. [cheers and applause] national security includes schools for our children as well as silos for our missiles. it includes the health of our children. so while protecting ourselves abroad, le
our forgotten middle class, i proudly accept your nomination for president of the united states. [cheers and applause] i am a product of that middle class, and when i am president, you will be forgotten no more! we meet at a special moment in mishistory, you -- we meet at a special moment in history, you and i. communism has collapsed, and our values -- freedom, democracy, individual free rights -- they have triumphed all around the world. yet just as we have won the cold war abroad, we are losing the battles for economic opportunity and social justice here at home. [cheers and applause] now that we have changed the world, it is time to change america! [cheers and applause] i have news for the voices of greed and the defenders of the status quo, your time has come and gone. it is time for a change in america! [cheers and applause] tonight 10 million of our fellow americans are out of work. millions more work harder for less pay. unemployment only has to go up by one more person before a real recovery can begin. [cheers and applause] and mr. president, you are that man! [cheers a
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